Quick Facts of

  • First NameRyan
  • Middle NameSteven
  • Last NameLochte
  • Net Worth$6 million
  • CareerOlympian
  • Age38 years
  • Height1.88m
  • MotherIleana Lochte
  • FatherSteven R. Lochte
  • WifeKayla Rae Reid
  • SonChildren-2

Ryan Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and Olympian. Considered among the top swimmers in history, he is second only to Michael Phelps in the total number of Olympic medals in swimming with 12 Olympic medals to date.

He was fast-tracking his way to the top of swimming athletics, but he got involved in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics incident, known widely as “Lochtegate“, which resulted in a him being shunned by fans, the athletic community, and sponsors.

Here are the details behind the net worth of Ryan Lochte:

What is Ryan Lochte’s Net Worth? Wealth & Salary Breakdown

As of December 2022, Ryan Lochte is worth $6 million. The decorated Olympian is one of the most revered athletes in history.  

Ryan Lochte started swimming at age five, but only took the craft seriously after a humiliation at the Junior Olympics.

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He wisened up in junior high and trained rigorously, swimming competitively all through his college years. He was a revered collegiate swimmer and won the NCAA champion seven times, the SEC champion seven times, and was a 24-time All-American.

His repertoire consists of seven individual Olympic gold medals, a world record in the 200-meter individual medley (short and long course), and world records as part of the American team in the 4×200-meter freestyle (long course) and 4×100-meter freestyle (mixed) relay.  

Lochte won the Swammy Award for U.S. Male Swimmer of the Year at the 2013 SwimSwams. He has also won Swimming World‘s World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice.  

As of February 2020, Lochte is SPIRE Institute and Academy‘s  international swimming ambassador. 

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2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics Incident

Lochte was on top of the world — one of the most decorated athletes of all time, a 12-time Olympic medalist, and a world record holder when it all came crashing down.  

In the incident — now widely known as “Lochtegate” — Lochte alleged that he and four other teammates had been robbed by armed assailants. In his account, Lochte alleged that one person had a gun cocked to his head. 

Upon investigation by the Rio de Janeiro authorities, it was revealed that Lochte had vastly exaggerated the incident and filed a false police report. Coupled with the Rio authorities’ own embellishments, portraying Lochte and company as vandals, the Lochte faced huge public backlash.   

He was vilified by the media and shunned by the USA Swimming, who suspended him from swimming. Lochte also lost major sponsors like Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren Corp, Syneron Candela, and Airweave in light of the public blunder.  

Lochte was once again in hot waters in 2018 when United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) banned Lochte from performing for 14 months after an alleged “prohibited intravenous infusion”.  

How Old is Ryan Lochte? What is his Height?

Ryan Lochte was born Ryan Steven Lochte on August 3, 1984,in Rochester, New York. The 38-year-old stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters).

Lochte is the third of five children born to a Cuban mother, Ileana Lochte, and a caucasian father, Steven R. Lochte.   

He spent most of his childhood in Bristol, New York, and attended Bloomfield Central Schools. When he was 12, his family moved to Florida.

Lochte started swimming by the time he was 5, but only trained seriously after a humiliating defeat at the Junior Olympics. 

He pursued a sports management degree from the University of Florida and graduated in 2007. All through his college, Lochte was a collegiate swimmer and won many distinctions.

Is Ryan Lochte Married? Does He have Children?

Since January 9, 2018, Ryan Lochte has been married to his girlfriend, Kayla Rae Reid. Reid is a model who has modeled for Playboy among others.      

They had been engaged since October 9, 2016, before finally taking the next leap at their Gainesville, Georgia home. 

The couple have two children together: a son, Caiden Zane Lochte (born on June 8, 2017); and a daughter, Liv Rae Lochte (born on June 17, 2019).